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General Announcement

Fall 2016 Youth Officials Training Classes

2016rulesbookALO, in partnership with the Metro Atlanta Youth Lacrosse Association (MAYLA), South Forsyth War Eagles Youth Lacrosse (SFYL), the Georgia Lacrosse Foundation (GLF) and the Georgia Lacrosse Officials Association (GLOA)  is holding two  boys youth lacrosse officials certification clinics this fall.

East Cobb Class is FULL.

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Communication Policy

Becoming an official is a serious undertaking.  You will be responsible for maintaining a safe, fair and fun contest ever time you officiate. You are in charge, not the coaches or the parents.  When you join a league or association, you will be responsible for regularly communicating with assignors, league and team administrators and your fellow officials.

In order to empower and prepare students, we ask that if a student has a question, they should be the one to contact their trainer, not their parents.

Most of the informaiton we provide to students will be forwarded to parents

Parents for players under 18 are encouraged to have themselves carbon copied on all email communication.  ALO will cc them on all class information.

2017 Tests and Rules Video Now Available

nfhsAll US Lacrosse officials should take BOTH the NFHS and Youth tests.  Officials re-certifying should pass with at least an 80+. More information on the re-certification process can be found here. The NFHS Rules Interpretation Video is also available and may be found below. Continue reading

Due Date for Completing NFHS and USL Youth Tests March 8

Everyone, regardless of whether you are a first year official or are re-certifying for 2015, MUST complete BOTH the NFHS and USL Youth tests in two weeks (DUE DATE MARCH 8) or I will not be able to schedule you for a field training this Spring.
If you want to be a lacrosse referee you need to take care of your business. As always, check out the ALO website for information, join out Facebook page and check your email.
You can find out how to take the tests on the ALO tests page.
Be sure to read the instructions, particularly if you cannot log in to the system.  Only US Lacrosse can fix that, so you will need to email them at officials@uslacrosse.org.
Email BOTH your scores by sending me the email from Arbiter or taking a screen shot.

 

US Lacrosse Central Hub on Arbiter

arbiterAll officials have been issued a free Arbiter account as part of the US Lacrosse membership.   Those updated will get an email from Arbiter with login instructions.

Your login should be the email address and password associated with your USL membership.ALO submitted the email you registered for the class with.

Anyone not updated or  any others you have should call 410-235-6882 ex.102 and state that they want to change their participation to official, and tell the service person the email address that should be on their USL account BEFORE the update is made.

If you work for a league that uses Arbiter to assign games, you will see that account as well.  Continue reading